Vocation - Become a Leader

If you are discerning a call to ordained ministry, your first step should be to contact your synod office. The synod Candidacy Committee makes the final determination, using churchwide standards, to assess a Candidate’s readiness for rostered leadership in the ELCA. At the synod office, you will be directed to the person/s who can talk to you about your discernment journey and the candidacy process, what forms are necessary and how to complete them.

A list of all of the required candidate forms is available on the ELCA candidacy resource page.

Download the ELCA’s Frequently Asked Questions list for further information.


Candidacy Committee Meetings

November 8 – 9, 2019
Location: Our Savior’s Lutheran, Lafayette

January 17-18, 2020
Location: St. Mark’s Lutheran, Pleasant Hill

March 20-21, 2020
Location: TBD

July 17 – 18, 2020
Location: PLTS, Berkeley